It’s been too long, hasn’t it?
72 days after one of the most painful losses in NBA Finals history, the Warriors look to start afresh with a new-look roster featuring Kevon Looney and some guy who used to play on the Thunder (also named Kevin).
You can find the entire schedule here which includes some limited edition bobble heads. Note that only three of the seven preseason games are in the Bay Area. For insiders, your presale for the two preseason games at Oracle Arena will begin on Wednesday, August 31, at 2 p.m.
The Dubs will start their preseason in Vancouver BC (one of my favorite cities) on October 4th, which is only just slightly over a month from now!
Following that, the Warriors will have back-to-back Bay Area games against the Clippers (at Oracle on October 4th) and the Kings (October 6th in San Jose). Those games will also be your two chances to pick up the bobble heads I mentioned earlier. Warriors will be giving away a Steph Curry “double MVP” version at Oracle.
1st Preseason Home Game: Oct. 4 vs. L.A. Clippers at Oracle Arena w/ Stephen Curry 2x MVP Bobblehead. pic.twitter.com/9WNCX3PczQ— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) August 30, 2016
Then, the team will unveil a “Sharks-themed” Klay Thompson bobblehead in San Jose.
The Warriors then head out for a three game road trip. Their first stop will be in Denver on October 14th, and then a couple of games in Vegas (Oct. 15th and 19th) against Luke Walton (and that dulcet-toned baritone of his) as Luke leads the now Kobe-less Lakers against his former team.
No word yet if Lakers forward Julius Randle’s hand will be recovered after suffering a lacerated hand during practice recently
The final preseason game will be back at Oracle on the 21st, and that will also be your chance to score a Draymond Green bobblehead, if you are so inclined.
3rd Preseason Home Game: Oct. 21 vs. Portland at Oracle Arena w/ Draymond Green Bobblehead. pic.twitter.com/8X5HaXFm8q— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) August 30, 2016
Can you believe the season is basically gearing up already??